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  • nounspot of dirt, blot, bar
  • verbdirty, taint

synonyms for stain

  • blemish
  • blotch
  • color
  • dye
  • smudge
  • speck
  • splotch
  • stigma
  • tint
  • blur
  • brand
  • discoloration
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • drip
  • infamy
  • mottle
  • odium
  • onus
  • reproach
  • shame
  • slur
  • smirch
  • spatter
  • spot
  • black eye
  • ink spot
  • sinister
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antonyms for stain

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  • approval
  • benefit
  • esteem
  • honor
  • praise
  • respect
  • blank
  • cleanliness
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How to use stain in a sentence

I’ve also found that it resists stains and cleans up easily, which is a major plus for road trips and winter camping.
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Plus, the sudsing left stains on my lenses from the water I couldn’t shake off.
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Soil stains hint that there may have been such structures inside and that people were living there, she said.
FORMER JESUIT PLANTATION MAY HOLD QUARTERS OF THE ENSLAVEDMICHAEL RUANENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
You wrote that it “left a stain on their reputations, their department and the country.”
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They can sop up moisture and help tackle stains on other surfaces, including rugs and carpets.
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The issue of wearing a mask has been weaponized quite literally, as witnessed by the blood stains on our sidewalk and all the other mask-related violent encounters we read about every single day.
ANTI-MASKERS ASSAULTED MY HUSBANDMATT FOREMANSEPTEMBER 1, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Before 2016, Fretwell and BAS penguin biologist Phil Trathan hunted for the telltale stains in images from NASA’s Landsat satellites, which have a resolution of 30 meters by 30 meters.
PENGUIN POOP SPOTTED FROM SPACE UPS THE TALLY OF EMPEROR PENGUIN COLONIESCAROLYN GRAMLINGAUGUST 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
There are a number of bacilli, called acid-fast bacilli, which stain in the same way as the tubercle bacillus.
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Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
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WORDS RELATED TO STAIN

  • bend
  • blemish
  • blight
  • blot
  • break
  • bruise
  • deface
  • deform
  • detract
  • ding
  • disfigure
  • foul up
  • harm
  • impair
  • injure
  • louse up
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mess up
  • mutilate
  • queer
  • rough up
  • ruin
  • scar
  • scratch
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • stain
  • sully
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • tweak
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • wreck
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